Illinois Public Media News

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin, Callis, Ammons Campaign On Non-Binding Minimum Wage Referendum

By Hannah Meisel

Democratic state representative candidate Carol Ammons stands with University of Illinois senior Robert Emmons on Wednesday, campaigning for raising the minimum wage in Illinois.

When Illinois voters weigh in on raising the state's minimum wage in November, the result — no matter the outcome — won't affect Illinois law, at least not directly.  It’s non-binding, but that's not stopping Democratic politicians from campaigning on the referendum.

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

By Carrie Johnson

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference in Washington.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and five and a half years of fights with Republicans in Congress.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

By Hannah Meisel

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 




AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

By The Associated Press, with Addtional Reporting from National Public Radio

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''




AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Obama Urges World To Follow US Lead On Climate

By Dina Cappiello and Seth Borenstein

In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution.  

Categories: Energy, Environment, Government

AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.

Categories: Economics, Government, Law

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